Microsoft and local businesses leaders will be exploring ways to build technology that best supports African creators, as well as how companies can start breeding a data culture for success at NexTech Africa 2017.
NexTech Africa is Microsoft’s new flagship Africa technology event taking place on 2nd and 3rd February in Nairobi, Kenya.
The event will connect technology and business leaders, Microsoft engineers, local developers and entrepreneurs, in an effort to listen, engage and collaborate on developing more locally relevant technology.
The Country Manager, Microsoft Kenya, Mr Kunle Awosika, noted that African entrepreneurs seek to solve business and market related challenges, and developers play a critical role in developing locally relevant solutions across various sectors from healthcare to fintech.
“We believe in the power of the emerging technologies to connect people to key services and boost productivity, while utilising unique and differentiated business models.
Our goal with this event is to bring various players together and collaborate, so that we can equip our innovators with the right technology-based tools and infrastructure, helping them create and scale more of these solutions,” he said.
Also speaking, Regional Director of Microsoft 4Afrika, Mr Amrote Abdella stated that Microsoft, through initiatives like 4Afrika, has been doing a lot of work on the ground supporting and developing local innovation.
According to him, “through this work, we’re seeing first-hand how mobile and cloud technology is accelerating growth for Africa, but also how our innovators are using these platforms to accelerate technology for the world.
NexTech Africa is an opportunity to fast-track the application of products and services, tailored to meet our needs in Africa. Similarly, NexTech will also showcase world-class African solutions that are ready to go global.”